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the. green revolution in two thousand and nine so this is a very complicated situation and on this side street you see at least three million people scavenging for food more than three point five million people have been forcibly displaced from their country and so when you see that the interest of the ruler just not my state interests overseas billion population they have to leave their post immediately and now we have a young president like one white law who has unified not only their people well deep legal decision in the country to seek out a way out the restore our rule of law and democracy in the country. good to talk to you i say ask me to appreciate your time it's my pleasure thank you so much as we mentioned russia and china are firmly backing president nicolas maduro china as reason to be concerned about the turmoil in the country are china correspondent
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adrian brown reports they were jumping for joy when president nicolas maduro was lost in china four months ago but today the leadership here is not excited about the prospect of venezuela without him at the helm. china is venezuela's biggest creditor has invested heavily in its oil industry and regards president maturer as its strongest ally in south america china has lent more money to venezuela's upwards of sixty billion dollars than it has to any other country in the world it's probably been repaid up to two thirds of that but that leaves anywhere in the neighborhood of twenty to thirty billion dollars venezuela china. analysts say china's leaders are concerned about whether the deals will be honored if the opposition party takes power but for now china continues to voice support from the duros coupled with veiled warnings to the united states. since china opposes for
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interference in the internal affair of finance wella especially when israel and government to uphold national sovereignty independence and threatening military interference and continued to support efforts made by the stability. the growing political economic and humanitarian crisis in venezuela has attracted global headlines and concern the main evening news on state controlled television has shown pictures of the protests but so far made no mention of the violence or suffering of the people. as in africa chinese influence in south america is expanding fast especially in venezuela besides money china has also been helping the mature regime in another important way it's now venezuela's biggest provider of arms including weapons for crowd control which have been proving so effective joining the current unrest adrian brown al jazeera beijing. oh plenty more ahead
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there on the news out of the united arab emirates sic used to have using spyware to hack the i phones of rival leaders and activists. a campus crackdown and harsh to me but it's not the students who are being targeted. and in sport asian football's governing body is investigating crowd trouble at qatar semifinal victory in the u.a.e. details coming up later. told us they have a first the united arab emirates says the saudi led coalition in yemen has struck ten training camps outside the key port city of data on wednesday there's been more fighting there of the past few days threatening a cease fire deal struck in sweden last month the u.n. special envoy is in one day to try to preserve the truce back in the u.s.
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some republican and democratic politicians are trying once again to stop the trumpet ministration from supporting the saudi led coalition fighting in yemen they have resubmitted a draft resolution that was passed by the senate in december but blocked in the house of representatives one of those supporting the measure is former presidential hopeful bernie sanders late last year i had the opportunity to meet with several very brave human rights activists from yemen urging congress to put a stop to this war and they told me very clearly when yemenis see made in us on the bombs that are killing them it tells them that the united states of america is responsible for this war. this is not a message the united states should be sending to the world the united states should
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not be supporting a catastrophic war led by a despotic regime with a dangerous and irresponsible military policy a dying estabrook has more on this from washington will this resolution has a much better chance of passing than it would have a couple of months ago when a similar resolution was introduced in the senate back in december a bipartisan group of senators led by bernie sanders introduced a resolution to end u.s. involvement in yemen it passed but it didn't even make it to the house of representatives for a vote because the house at that time was controlled by the republicans well since that time the democrats have taken control of the house so this measure would have a much better chance of passing now the sixty thousand dollars question is whether or not the president would veto any kind of resolution that would come to his desk there's a chance that he might but there's also
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a chance that congress would override that veto right now there is distaste in the u.s. senate and in congress over u.s. involvement in the atrocities that are going on in yemen and additionally there's been outrage over saudi arabia's involvement in the murder of journalists jamil so those those two things could provide impetus to get this resolution passed in both houses and could put pressure on president trump to sign it. the saudi u.a.e. coalition in yemen says it will release seven hooty prisoners after these release the saudi prisoner on tuesday the international committee of the red cross health bring him back to riyadh the u.n. envoy to yemen martin griffiths says he wants to make prisoner swaps more common in an attempt to preserve the ceasefire this is
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a very positive step today and. we really hope that more of that would be done to alleviate. the suffering and bring calm through to. many many families who have been affected by the conflict in yemen. in terms this is not related to today. release based on purely humanitarian and medical basis. we didi hooper also in the future the operation to transfer. detainees will materialize it's been revealed the united arab emirates took advantage of spying software to hack the i phones of activists diplomats and rival foreign leaders reuters news agency investigation found the u.a.e. use the tool known as karma to monitor hundreds of people in two thousand and
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sixteen and twenty seventeen among the targets qatar's emir a senior turkish official and human rights activists were two of the reuters journalists involved in the investigation christopher being and joel shechtman had been speaking to al-jazeera they gave more details on how the hacking happened and the told that allowed the u.a.e. to spy. what you finding was the existence of project raven which is a cyber mercenary unit in the united arab emirates that was largely staffed by former us intelligence operatives country hired these people over to a contractor to essentially run their own office of cyber program so this included surveillance of dissidents journalists rivals in the region and as we found out in our story it also eventually included the law americans karma was a was a cyber weapon that was used by project rave in to infiltrate and to hack into the i phones of opponents or enemies of the u.a.e.
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and what made it really unusual was that like with most of these types of exploits or hacking tools you know will send somebody an e-mail or send somebody a text message and they have to kind of trick them into clicking on that link right and that's usually the trick here what was really unusual is that all you needed was the person's phone number or email address and it would automatically send a text message to that person they'd have to click on that they need to interact with it all it would just automatically begin to infiltrate the person's i phone all they need to do is receive the message and then from there or the the tool could begin to just download all the person's photographs all of their e-mails all their location data. and you know all their i messages there is a great interesting to tar obviously because that is a kind of a regional rival of the u.a.e. specifically they went after a lot of members of the royal family including the emir of qatar himself they were able to hack into his i phone and or at least an i phone at least we know it to be
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an i phone that was used by him and the i phones of many of his family members and you know people associated with the royal court. well the united nations is warning the refugees and migrants crossing the mediterranean sea are losing their lives that an alarming rate new figures from the un's refugee agency show six people died on average every day last year. it estimates more than two thousand two hundred migrants died or went missing while attempting the crossing the route was particularly dangerous for boats leaving from libya where one person died at sea for every fourteen who arrived in europe and that's the spied a drop in the number of refugees reaching one hundred thirty nine thousand arrived in twenty eight hundred the lowest number in five years the u.n. high commissioner for refugees is blaming politicians for the crisis it's a race between countries not to take the people so it's
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a negative race it's an anti solidarity race birth the governments for political reasons are performing pushing the responsibility of this rather simple gesture to pick a few. miserable people. in their country two boats carrying migrants and refugees capsized off the coast of djibouti at least fifty two people are confirmed dead and many more missing they were carrying around one hundred thirty people thousands of people from east africa often attempt to cross the red sea in the hope of finding work in gulf countries sudan's intelligence chief has ordered the release of protesters who've been detained there but some of those who were behind bars say they were physically abused by security forces here more than reports from car too. in the safety of her home stara which is not her
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real name recounts the details of what happened to her nearly two weeks ago she says she was taking part in anti-government protests in the tombs eastern district of butchery when security forces started firing tear gas and live ammunition which forced her and more than twenty others to seek shelter in a home. armed men broke the door and stormed into the house they treated us like war criminals not like unarmed protesters they arrested us and told us to walk in front of us as we walked the men started touching the girls including me on our private parts and called us demeaning names they took us to an open square. and some were brutally beating the boys. anti-government demonstrations started in mid december over rising bread prices they quickly morphed into demands that president obama and his thirty year security forces have been accused of using excessive force with bullets and tear gas used to disperse unarmed protesters the government
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says twenty nine people have been killed since protests began but rights groups say that number is at least fifty and over a thousand arrested. on tuesday sudan's intelligence chief announced that arrested will be really the ruling national congress party says it understands the grievances of the youth and will try to make reforms. we've embarked on a youth to youth dialogue to accommodate the dreams and aspirations of young people that have not been met by political parties we understand now that the political reforms have addressed the grievances of politicians but not everyone in sudan these youth are aware and are connected to the issues facing the nation even if they're not politically. the protests have become the biggest challenge to president bashir and his ruling party since he came to power and in a country that has seen two uprising which led to new governments this is the longest wave of anti-government protests some analysts say that attempts by the government to appease those protesting and the demonstrations. government releasing
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the prisoners is an attempt to show those protesting that the government is serious about wanting dialogue with the youth but hours later they arrested opposition figures this will agitate the protesters more than the fact that the protesters have lost lives during demonstrations and have seen the brutality by security forces all of which have been recorded and distributed on social media any attempt by the government to end the crisis. saga says that despite the abuse she faced she and many others are still determined to continue protesting against the government and. what they did affected us emotionally we have experienced what was heard and read on social media about how they were dealing with the protesters it's her ific we will continue to protest until the government goes away. protesters have called for more demonstrations in the coming weeks to continue demanding that president bashir step down but if he remains defiant there are concerns of more arrests and
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violence to calm people morgan on to zero but it's only. a so ahead on i. will tell you why thousands of retired indian soldiers took to the streets of the capital new delhi and. i'm daniel slime there in the brazilian amazon where indigenous communities are organizing the president sonora suggested they no longer have a place in modern society. and in spalled the rugby league team that could miss out on the world cup because of interference from their own country. welcome to another look at the international full cost something that will see some clear weather coming into china as we go through the next few days still fun to
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drive down towards the south a little bit of central is but i suspect we'll see too much rain coming out of that as we go on through thursday the wetter weather will be over towards the eastern side of the country it's like a pretty. hot swell celsius friday it clear story cools down one celsius there in shanghai all the time getting up to around twenty degrees or so for hong kong so not doing too badly not see bad too as well into southeast asia the heaviest showers continue to roll away across malaysia into indonesia the heat of the day downpours. changing conditions as we go on through the coming days and you see some pretty wet weather there just around borneo pushing over towards the march for a more the same as we go on into friday have some little further north but it's starting to work crop up thailand stays lousy dry franco gets up to around thirty three celsius india stays logic dries well along with us for lanka clear skies being c. up towards the north has had some rather wet weather some while the wintry weather
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like a stock exchange that definitely felt something al-jazeera investigates the politics of oil the middle east's most potent economic weapon. saudi arabic over the company and the state on al-jazeera. hello again you're watching a reminder of our top stories this hour u.s. president donald trump has promised support to the leader of venezuela one why the two men spoke on the phone water a joint thousands of people on the streets of caracas for another day of protests. the united arab emirates says the saudi led coalition in yemen has hit ten training
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camps outside the key port city of data on wednesday. is threatening a cease fire deal struck in sweden last month the u.n. is mourning the refugees and migrants crossing the mediterranean sea are losing their lives at an alarming rate you figures show six people died on average every day last year. more now on the crisis in venezuela president maduro has indicated he is ready to talk to the opposition but with certain conditions or latin america editor lucy newman reports now from caracas. thousands of in israel and sam took the call to hold a midday protest carrying signs that read we all have reasons. they're demanding the president nicolas maduro to resign a transition government and you elections. we cannot stand it anymore can't stand it anymore to gone from being a rich country to one where people are starving and
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a fleeing. opposition leaders say five thousand similar protests took place simultaneously nationwide these gentlemen came from which is venezuela's largest slum to take part in the demonstration with their own reason and the reason is in their hand it's the same money they say it's absolutely worthless this is a week's salary but only by a half a carton of eggs with it. one week ago the opposition controlled national assembly proclaimed deputy one waythe all but miss weyland interim president in close consultation with the trumpet ministration. since then the us and most of latin america have joined forces to try to push mother out. wednesday while also appointed chargé d'affaires in washington met with u.s. officials to iron out details of confiscating venezuelan oil and gold assets to cut off all income to the mother government. but at
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a military base battled president's response was that he won't cave in to pressure ultimatums or blackmail. like i've said in the face of these circumstances of imperialist threats of food we need nerves of steel and sanity and to mobilize your conscience. with much military mobilization repeated he's willing to dialogue with bill but says the opposition's non-negotiable demand early elections is out of the question you know this is mexico and your ally attempt to put together a coalition of neutral countries and organizations including the un to attempt a negotiated settlement to the crisis but it's an option that the opposition seems unwilling to entertain as they with the help of the united states push to precipitate does downfall. see in human al-jazeera got access donald trump has once again lashed out at his own intelligence chiefs calling them naive
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and wrong over the threat posed by iran u.s. president suggesting they go back to school after officials contradicted his claims on key national security issues atika has more from washington but american leadership is absolutely essential this doesn't usually happen the republican leader of the senate introducing an amendment urging the president a member of his own party to change his policy and not change the level of u.s. troops in syria or afghanistan so what we must remember mr program is how hard won these gains have been. for this progress of us not being to take our foot off the gas pedal but rather to keep up those strategies that are clearly working. this followed another highly unusual move the president's own intelligence chiefs telling congress tuesday that their boss the president of the united states is wrong a lot
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a north korea not going to give up nuclear weapons and iran not actually violating its nuclear agreement and i still isis will continue to be a threat not really defeated and the southern border not mentioned not a crisis the president was not happy and he took to twitter to call his own officials extremely passive and naive and in another tweet suggested perhaps intelligent should go back to school that the president of the united states for two years this is a president who has mostly gone unchallenged by his cabinet by his party in congress but that seems to be changing now how decline al-jazeera washington. a comic has in britain are blaming bragg's it for a slowdown in business production fell by nine percent in twenty eighteen with the jan your land rover group taking a big hit prime minister theresa may has met opposition leader jeremy corbyn to try to find common ground on
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a deal for leaving the european union at the report's. westminster one day closer to break sit down and whisper it's signs of cross party efforts to find a way forward jeremy corbett leader of the opposition labor party finally held direct talks with prime minister to resume a he previously refused until she ruled out a no deal bricks it was very pleased that the house voted yesterday to take no deal off the table and the house for a promise assurance that we would not back into the territory of threatening no deal as a way of getting support for her failed deal which is obviously got very limited support in parliament the prime minister the parliament also voted to pass to reserve base bricks a deal if she can negotiate changes to the so-called irish backstop house. to reject no deal but that cannot be the end of the story the only way we're going to say. i think that i think that the first time is actually that you can't
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just go to reject no deal you have to vote for a deal was. well that prospect may be looming large or at least that's what the head of the european commission told the parliament in brussels from time to time i have the impression that some hope that the twenty six other countries will abandon next and so on and at the last minute but this is not a game the e.u. chief negotiator was also resolute calling the withdrawal agreements the best and only means of avoiding a hard irish border that could threaten the historic good friday agreement. the backstop is not being dogmatic it is a realistic solution threw out the negotiations under your control since we sort solutions to the problems created by brics itself in particular but not only in ireland and while islands clearly worried about
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a no deal brics it dublin says some considerations trump economic interests we need a backstop or insurance mechanism based on legal certainty and not just wishful thinking for now we're left with mixed messages from the politicians here m.p.'s have said no to no deal without any clarity or consensus on how to stop it just a green light for terrorism a to try once again to tweak that deal that she reached with brussels well she's now said she realizes it won't be a breeze that could well be an understatement barbara al-jazeera london. in tel aviv scuffles of broken out between officers and thousands of israeli ethiopians protesting against police brutality there. they're angry over the killing of a mentally ill ethiopian man allegedly shot dead by police two weeks ago the community accuses the israeli government of discriminating against them for years
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lebanon's currency the lira is under pressure without much needed reform some fear it could lose even more value central bank has dismissed those fears but for the first time it is taking measures to safeguard dileo zina harder has more from beirut. the lebanese the euro has been pegged at one thousand five hundred to the dollar since one nine hundred ninety eight there have been concerns over the years about its value especially during times of political and economic instability which are all too common here but now some lebanese fear a currency collapse the central bank says that won't happen but is preventing exchange dealers from making statements so as not to cause panic despite the assurances people are worried about the americas about them but the central bank tells us that they devalue but the economy is bad people barely can afford to eat with us from atlanta if the economic situation continues the way it is then the lira will really be in danger we need
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a government to deal with the crisis lebannon has been without a government for nine months now politicians are fighting over the sectarian distribution of seats which means much needed structural reforms can't be carried out the lure of the. lure is at risk people have little faith in the national currency ninety percent of them used dollars money transfer firms must now exclusively use local currency when dispensing cash sent from abroad it's part of preventive measures adopted by the central bank to support the legal route we are now using the demand. is near and terms of monetary policy which means that it will have more stable rise. like there is an emergency need that pushed them to issue this decision at this time. banks are also taking action such as offering high interest rates to persuade customers to convert their savings into
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lior as the world bank the international monetary fund and credit rating agencies are all warning about what they describe as the country's worrying financial condition they say lebanon's risk profile is rising and that's the problem because investor confidence is needed to attract foreign capital lebanon's economy relies on that. all of that.
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well again representatives of brazil's indigenous people are gathering in sao paolo to protest president. policies they say the far right leader is taking over control of their ancestral lands daniel visited one indigenous community in the
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northern amazon a state. in the past it was their remoteness the protected the once modern society reaches these isolated communities it often becomes their curs rapacious farmers taking land deforesting minus polluting. the collude with or ignore the transgressions. this is indigenous people now say the president job also noddles hostile attitude to them only make their situation worse. we indigenous people if we do not keep our guard up we will lose a lot so we do not accept anything less than what is guaranteed in our constitution if needed we will fight to defend our rights as post in our does not respect us. three main education health and territories we are putting the emphasis on terror true because territory in compass is everything but we don't have our territory we don't have health or education. the past four years have seen
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a fifteen percent rise in the murder of indigenous activists across brazil with the killers rarely brought to justice. in this community. and to maintain their languages and culture in the face of. that now they're fighting for their very survival. only about half the three hundred fifty seven indigenous territories and i was in a state have been fully registered the president has said repeatedly that not one centimeter more will be demarcated is indigenous land why he should one percent of the population have twelve percent of the land campaigners fear that will only open the way for further conflict. there's a feeling that indigenous rights have been abolished with no punishment for those invading indigenous land or making death threats well was already a bad situation will now be worse a mayor.

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